Book Review: The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh

I really liked this book, read it in the space 24 hours. Rilke captured my attention right from the start with his dichotomous nature: both moral and immoral. I liked the fact that the mystery of the photos was never really solved, instead, a current crime (white trafficking) was uncovered and a young woman set […]

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Book Review: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

A thoroughly enjoyable page-turner. Although it was slightly predictable in places, the confidence of the narrative voice completely made up for it. At times it reminded me of Star Wars, at other times, Stardust (by Neil Gaiman) and all the way through I kept thinking ‘This would make a great movie!’ I thought the main […]

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Book Review: Insignificant Gestures by Jo Cannon

A strong collection of heart-touching stories. Each one took me deep into someone else’s life, someone else’s emotions. It’s an uncomfortable read at times, and challenging, but ultimately it evoked in me compassion and empathy, so much so that after each story I had to put the book down and take a break before continuing. […]

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